Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday, Granddaughter!


Oh my, oh my! What a happy and special day!

We celebrated our granddaughter's first birthday
 at her Auntie Eve and Uncle Dan's on Saturday.

Auntie is a real crafty gal and hand-made every item for the party-
and it all tied in to the adorable personalized invitations, too.

There were banners and streamers and balloons everywhere!

Here's auntie now
 sneaking in a kissy-selfie with the birthday girl!

And didn't we have a nice and festive welcome out in front!

(Their entire garden is English Country Garden style -
and so much was in bloom this past weekend.)

This is only a portion of the food-
these early pics were taken before all things were put out.

Candy, cookies, krispie bars and cupcakes.....

But as wonderful as the party atmosphere and the food was
the Princess of the Day was definately the highlight!

One of the few smiles captured on film-
cuz she's looking right at her Grammie!

She's growing way too fast.

She walks now. She speaks more than a few words. 
And she's getting her 7th tooth.

Her Momma and Daddy are so happy and proud.

I love that her Auntie Eve took the time
 to even decorate her high chair!

But baby was much more interested
 in tasting sweets for the first time
than in posing for the camera.

She didn't even know what to do with it at first.
I don't think she liked the sticky/gooey mess on her fingers.

Her Momma broke off a small piece of cake sans frosting
and took the rest of it away.

NEXT year she'll get herself a whole big 'ole piece, 
won't she, Mom????  : -)

The tables were so pretty with bright
 happy potted sunflowers on them.

They matched the sunshine we had all day!

Some of the guests got them as favors from the hostess-
and Katie (baby's momma) made home-made berry jam
from berries from her gardens and Eve's mulberry tree!
Everyone got a canning jar of it as a favor;
 and it is FABULOUS!

Here's our sweet grand-dog Derby.
She was so good with all the commotion yesterday.

And, thank you, too, dear Derby (grand dog)
 for sweetly sharing your lovely home with us.

We know it's much more noise than you are accustomed,
but you were such a well behaved girl through it all. ♥

Auntie Eve and Uncle Dan spoiled the birthday girl big-time
 with many wonderful vintage and new gifts -
 but my very fav was her cute wee 
table and chair set that Auntie re-did for her.

This was a trash-to-treasure save - and it is a solid wood antique!

I told you my eldest daughter is very crafty! 

It's funny because the baby wasn't much interested
 in her presents at all... till she got some new books.

She loves books!

She was "reading" them aloud to herself.
I was next to her and could hear it all- 
babbling away quietly in baby speak - it was so cute.

I just adore the determination she shows on her face as she is opening it up.
Look at those pursed lips!

But the pic below wins the prize! 

LOL!  Book up-side down, too funny!

She really loved her fuzzy birthday card, too!

It has a pink and sprinkled cupcake with a 1 on it.

Thank you, Evelyn and Dan for hosting
 this very special birthday party!

We love you, sweet baby girl!

As always, thank you for your visit.

I'll try hard not to stay away so long next time!
Miss you all.


  1. It's been a year already? Happy Birthday to your little princess. Appears it runs in the family to be crafty and go all out for a celebration...and why not!

  2. Aw, what a sweet, sweet little granddaughter you have there, Michele. . .This must have been such a fun time with her! I love all of the ideas your daughter has here for the decorating, especially the cupcake picks with little Vivian's photo. Too, too cute!

  3. What a cutie pie. Her birthday celebration is wonderful and so fun. The cupcakes are darling with Vivian's sweet little face. I think it is wonderful you met Kitty and her family in person. What a lovely gift you brought for Kitty's mom.

  4. Happy Birthday to your precious Grand. They do grow up too quickly. Looks like a wonderful party. She is just adorable. Happy Happy!

  5. Isn't she a darling! nd what a lovely party! So nice to have you back, and thanks for the visit!

  6. Oh Michelle, she is so special and I know you love her to the moon and back. Aren't grandchildren wonderful.

    That Bday party sounds great and she did so good with everything going on. Your daughter is very talented isn't she.

    Miss your posts and hopefully will see more soon.


  7. How very sweet Michele! Your grandbaby is so adorable. Happy Birthday, sweet child. And what a handsome granddog!

  8. Oh Michele, where do I begin??!! She is just too stinking' cute!! How do you stand it?! I'd want to be kissing those little cheeks all the time! And wow, what a fabulous party, and the decorations and food, and that gift!! Just beautiful!! I wonder where she got all her talent? :) And the doggie is so sweet, what a cutie. Thanks for sharing all the fun with us. xo Deborah

  9. Oh my goodness, little Vivian is absolutely adorable!!! I'm so glad that you shared her first birthday with us, my friend. What a party she had, and all hosted by her Auntie and Uncle. The cupcakes picks are too cute for words. The table and chair set is so darling! I would love to have that cute set at my house. Isn't it sweet that Vivian loves books? My little Harper has always loved books, too. Hmmmm...I wonder could it be because it delays her bedtime by her parents reading books to her??!!
    I can't believe that your sweet grandbaby is one already!!

  10. Just in time for the party🎈 I hope that I remember some of these creative ideas...wonderful cupcake toppers! How quickly a year goes by...Vivian is adorable and a very happy birthday week to her...

    1. The subscription will probably arrive tomorrow morning...I'll test that and see.

  11. Oh I remember that feeling! The first is so special and I love how you celebrated. Food looks delish and the baby table and chair is adorable. Happy first to your special little grand. We just celebrated our grandson's ninth!

  12. Awww so sweet Michele. We just celebrated our little granddaughter Charlotte's first birthday. Hard to believe they are a year old already. Time really does fly. I love the cupcakes so adorable. Glad you had a great celebration. Have a great new week.

  13. Love seeing all the charming details of your precious grand-baby's 1st birthday! The cupcakes are so cute and love the sweet baby table and chair. The book-reading is so adorable. xx Karen

  14. Now THAT is a party surely fit for a little princess if I have ever seen one! Vivian is just adorable and what a blessing she certainly must be to your family. Evie most definitely went above and beyond setting up that special party...the decorations and food are just fantastic. Happy Birthday, little Vivian!

  15. WOW!! Hard to believe she is already a year old. Time goes by way too fast for these grands. They grow up so quickly. The party decorations and food ideas were so creative. It all looked delicious also. The gifts were very special too. What a fun day for all of you. Be thinking about number 2 it will be here before you know it. HA!! She is adorable!!

    Charlotte Moore

  16. Wow! I can't believe it's been a year already! It seems like just yesterday the little angel was born.

    The party looked amazing, my friend! Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

    I trust you are well and enjoying your summer. Much love to you!

  17. WOW! What a great party!! Baby is adorable !! Great job on decor and food !!!

  18. A D O R A B L E !! You always do things up right! Great shot of Derby. Lovely to see folks having good times. (Do we blog anymore? Summer is hard for that!) So glad you stopped by!

  19. Happy Birthday to this little Princess! Everything is so pretty...and her highchair is perfect! Love that she already likes to read too! She'll always have interesting things to do, her whole life! Hugs, Diane

  20. I can't believe sweet Vivian is one already! What a precious little doll she is, I so enjoyed all of the pictures. The party and all of the details are wonderful...I love so many of the ideas...the cupcakes with the cute picks, the high chair decorated so cute...she has a loving and adoring family!

    Love to you, Michele,


  21. Oh she is so precious and the first year went so fast. What a special party at her Aunt's house and yes, your daughter is crafty and creative. The antique table and chair is just perfect for a little girl. Blessings to all.

  22. She's beautiful! You threw a lovely party.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  23. It's hard to believe she is one already! Wasn't she just a new born a blink ago? It looks like a wonderful party put on by your creative daughter. She takes after you! Sweet baby girl! I love how she loves reading, whether it's right side up or not!

  24. Awe, happy birthday to your precious and adorable grandgirl. I love those cupcakes with her little sweet face on them! So stinking cute. Nothing like the grands. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  25. Michele, she's a dolly! So cute! The party looks so colorful and fun too!

  26. It's hard to believe it's time for a first birthday party! I can remember when you were over the moon when she was born!
    What an amazing celebration! Vivian is adorable.....Happy Birthday!

  27. Happy Birthday to Vivian! What an amazing 1st birthday party. Your daughter did a wonderful job with the party and refinishing the table set.

  28. What a beauty! They grow so fast! I have a 7 year old granddaughter and two grand daughters who are 9 months old already!

    Lovely party! I adore the cupcake toppers! I may have to use this idea for my granddaughters birthdays! (they are one day apart, and one from my daughter and one from my son!)

  29. WHAT-WHAT!!??? OHHHHH how I wish I could have been there!!!! Our little bug is a YEAR already������ The greetings on the sweetly decorated mirror said it all, "BEST DAY EVER" It brings me much happiness seeing and sharing (until we do it again in person) these pictures of your sweet girls and grandest babe of all AND knowing how giddy and happy you were (and are) makes me sooo HAPPY. OMGness Eve did a great job on the table and chairs, it will be an heirloom for sure (score on the trash to treasure -you know I am all about that ha, ha) HUGS, HUGS and more HUGS for you all and especially for Vivian, happy 1st birthday baby bug! Next year a tiny tea b-day Hugh? Maybe? �� Ha, ha. Love you my friend, Mary D

  30. P.S. HEART MELTING over the pic. Of Vivian with the pursed lips in her own little book worm world, HA HEEE, and the one with the book upside down is a hoot!? Love that she loves books, she is going to so ding dang smart! thanks for sharing your happy BIG day with us. This is what is most important in this world :-)
    P.P.S. this reply thing didn't show my happy face embodies xoxo Mary D

  31. What a darling first birthday party for your adorable grand, Michele! All the attention to detail made for a wonderful celebration. Your daughters are quite talented. I love the refinished table and chairs. And the reading child is perfect. I truly believe it's so important for all children to love books! She'll always have exciting places to explore.♥

  32. What a wonderful first birthday party, and it's great that you took so many fantastic pictures to share with her when she's older! Making memories is so special.
    Your daughter is, indeed, very talented. And Vivian is precious! Thanks for sharing the happy occasion with us!

  33. What an adorable birthday party- love the bannners and streamers! Vivian is so precious. Your eldest daughter is definitely crafty and I love how that table and chair set turned out. Happy 1st Birthday Vivian!

  34. Oh, happy birthday to sweet Vivian! Seems like just yesterday we were "waiting" for her along with you out here in blogland. She just gets cuter by the day! And my goodness, I'm not sure I've ever seen such an elaborate first birthday party. Kudos to her aunt for all those amazing decorations. The little cupcakes with Vivian's picture on them made me smile — absolutely adorable! Of course, I am personally thrilled she is a reader. All who love books have my heart!


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